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Novena to St Joseph The Custodian – First Day

Saint Joseph went to whom God chose, in His divine will to become the putative father of his son Jesus. Saint Joseph was of the house and lineage of David (Luke 2:4). Because of this offspring, Saint Joseph is the bond between the Old Covenant made with Abraham and Moses, and the new, perfect and eternal covenant that will be done through the blood of Jesus.

It is in Western Christianity the main feast of St. Joseph, husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary is celebrated on March 19. Your party has the rank of solemnity in the Catholic Church.

Saint Joseph is the patron saint of the Carpenters and in his day is also celebrated the people called Joseph, Josefina, etc., religious institutes, schools and parishes that bear his name. It is also Father’s day in some Catholic countries, mainly in Spain, Portugal, and Italy. It’s an obligation party for Catholics.

St Joseph Novena Day 1: A Gift of Prudence and Wisdom

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1. By the Sign of the Cross

By the sign of the cross deliver us from our enemies, you who are our God. In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

2. Act de contrition

O, my God, I am heartily sorry for having offended you. I detest all my sins because of your just punishment, but most of all because they offend you, my God, who are all-good and deserving of all my love. I firmly resolve, with the help of Your grace, to sin no more and to avoid the near occasion of sin.

– Ask here for the grace you wish to attain –

3. Preliminary Prayer

O most glorious Father of Jesus, Spouse of Mary. Patriarch and Protector of the Holy Church, to whom the Eternal Father entrusted the care of governing, governing and defending the Holy Family on earth; protect us too, who belong as faithful Catholics, from the holy family of your Son, which is the Church, and obtain for us the goods necessary for this life, and above all the spiritual help for eternal life.

Obtain for us especially these three graces: Never committing any mortal sin, especially against chastity; a sincere love and devotion to Jesus and Mary; and a good death, receiving the last Sacraments well.

Grant also the special grace that we ask each one in this novena. Amen.


St Joseph Novena Day 1:

A Gift of Prudence and Wisdom

O most benign Jesus, just as you consoled your beloved father in the perplexities and uncertainties he had, doubting whether to leave your Most Holy Mother his wife, so we humbly beg you, through the intercession of St. Joseph, to grant us much prudence and wisdom in all the dubious cases and anxieties of our lives, so that we may always come to you with your most holy will.


4. Final Prayer

O custodian and father of Virgins Saint Joseph to whose faithful custody were entrusted the same innocence of Christ Jesus and the Virgin of the virgins Mary; for these two very dear garments Jesus and Mary, I beg you and beg you to reach me, that preserved from all impurity, I always serve chastely with clean soul, pure heart and chaste body to Jesus and Mary. Amen.

  • Jesus, Joseph, and Mary, I give you my heart and my soul
  • Jesus, Joseph, and Mary Assist me in my last agony.
  • Jesus, Joseph, and Mary, May my soul rest in peace with you.
  • Our Father: Our Father, Who art in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
  • Hail Mary: Hail Mary full of Grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed are thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
  • Glory be: Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit. As it was, in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Antiphon. He had the same Jesus, at the beginning of his public life, about thirty years old, son, according to what was thought of Joseph.

  • V. St. Joseph, pray for us.
  • R. That we may be worthy to fulfill the promises of Jesus Christ.

5. Prayer

O God that with ineffable providence you deign to choose the Blessed Joseph by the husband of your Blessed mother; Grant that, as we venerate him as a protector on Earth, we deserve to have him as the protector in the heavens. O God you live and reign in the centuries of the centuries. Amen.

6. All nine Prayers for each Novena days:

St Joseph Novena Day 1 Video

References

  1. The Novena of Saint Joseph
  2. Those little prayers Francis slips under his St. Joseph statue”, La Stampa, April 30, 2014
  3. Prayer to St. Joseph After the Rosary
  4. Externals of the Catholic Church Her Government, Ceremonies, Festivals, Sacramentals, and Devotions By John Francis Sullivan

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